Join our Fairer Funding Campaign

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:42 13 November 2014

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SICK of seeing services cut and want to see extra cash for Weston’s education system and hospital, and more police on our streets?

For decades Weston has been given a raw deal in terms of grants from central Government for these vital services – so here at the Mercury we think it’s time to take a stand.

This week we are launching a new campaign to win our town the funding it deserves.

There are four main areas in which North Somerset 
traditionally loses out compared to other local authority areas – these are health, education, council and policing.In other words, frontline services used by people every day.

Over the next four weeks, the Mercury will reveal just how North Somerset is getting a raw deal to the tune of tens of millions of pounds every year.

This campaign is an opportunity to speak up for North Somerset and add your name to a petition which will force David Cameron to take notice and give us a fairer deal.

We have teamed up with MP John Penrose, who has agreed to take the signed petition to Downing Street himself.

Mr Penrose said: “In the past four years we’ve made big progress in levelling the playing field and getting fairer funding for schools, doctors and police in Weston and the villages.

“But the job’s not finished, so I won’t rest until it is.”

If you want to join us in lobbying the Government, sign the petition in this week’s Mercury and share it with your friends and family.

Send your completed petitions to The Fairer Funding Campaign, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW.

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